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James Cracknell splashes out on £2 million London love nest with fiancée Jordan Connell

James Cracknell has splashed out £2,250,000 on a London love nest with fiancée Jordan Connell.

The Olympic rower, 49, moved into the five bedroom terraced house in May – which has been billed as the ‘perfect family home’ – four months after he asked Jordan, 35, to marry him. 

The couple’s new abode boasts several eye-catching features, with light and spacious living quarters, accent walls and a decent sized garden with quirky art.

New home: James Cracknell has splashed out £2,250,000 on a London love nest with fiancée Jordan Connell. The Olympic rower, 49, moved into the five bedroom terraced house in May

Boasting plenty of natural light with an array of skylight panels, the trendy open-plan kitchen and living room features heated parquet flooring that complements the cream walls. 

In the kitchen area, a navy island and breakfast bar injects a splash of colour, with a separate dining area for family meals and entertaining.  

The bespoke Kitchenhaus kitchen is very well specified with a generous Rangemaster cooker, Fisher & Paykal American Fridge freezer & Bosch appliances. 

Cute couple: James snapped up the London abode - which has been billed as the 'perfect family home' - four months after he asked Jordan, 35, to marry him

Cute couple: James snapped up the London abode – which has been billed as the ‘perfect family home’ – four months after he asked Jordan, 35, to marry him

Striking: The couple's new abode boasts several eye-catching features, with light and spacious living quarters, accent walls and a decent sized garden with quirky art

Striking: The couple’s new abode boasts several eye-catching features, with light and spacious living quarters, accent walls and a decent sized garden with quirky art

Upstairs, there are a further two levels, with a first floor guest bedroom at the rear of the house boasting an en-suite shower room, with a remote control shower so guests can preheat the shower from the comfort of their bed. 

The master en-suite is the true pièce de résistance boasting a functional log burner by the freestanding bath tub, with the generously sized master bedroom is fitted with bespoke built storage cupboards. 

A single level roof extension allowed for more bedroom space to be renovated, boasting high ceilings and a rain sensor skylight.

A rarity for a London property, the home also has space fora beautifully appointed and landscaped 24 foot garden complete with retro sculptures on the walls. 

Wow: Upstairs, there are a further two levels, with a first floor guest bedroom at the rear of the house boasting an en-suite shower room, with a remote control shower so guests can preheat the shower from the comfort of their bed

Wow: Upstairs, there are a further two levels, with a first floor guest bedroom at the rear of the house boasting an en-suite shower room, with a remote control shower so guests can preheat the shower from the comfort of their bed

James revealed in January that he had popped the question to Jordan back in January after 17 months. The rowing champion – who met the American financier – when he studied at Cambridge University in 2018, confirmed the couple are set to wed in an announcement in The Times.  

Father-of-three James’ exciting news came nearly two years after he split from presenter Beverley Turner following 17 years of marriage.

The former couple broke up after a nine-year struggle following a crippling brain injury, which the TV host nursed him back to health from.

The Olympian’s new fiancée, who is believed to divide her time between London and the US, spent 12 months training for an MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School while James studied for a masters in human evolution at Peterhouse College. 

Generous: The master en-suite is the true pièce de résistance boasting a functional log burner by the freestanding bath tub, with the generously sized master bedroom is fitted with bespoke built storage cupboards

Generous: The master en-suite is the true pièce de résistance boasting a functional log burner by the freestanding bath tub, with the generously sized master bedroom is fitted with bespoke built storage cupboards

The pair started dating after finishing their degrees and have been living together in west London throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

James previously credited Jordan for his newfound confidence after his terrifying accident, and the former student cheerleader enthused she’s ‘ridiculously happy’ to have met her partner. 

In an interview with Daily Mail in 2019, the blonde gushed: ‘I like to think I make him happy, too. When internet trolls were making cruel comments about his dancing and “wooden personality” on Strictly I thought, ”How can you put that? You don’t know him.” I know he feels things very deeply.

‘I feel so strongly about bullying online. Try sitting down with the person you love when they’re upset by what’s being said because their children will read it. James does have an amazing personality. He’s funny and kind.

Outdoor space: A rarity for a London property, the home also has space for a beautifully appointed and landscaped 24 foot garden complete with retro sculptures on the walls

Outdoor space: A rarity for a London property, the home also has space for a beautifully appointed and landscaped 24 foot garden complete with retro sculptures on the walls

‘It’s the little things he does like going out to track down a bar of Hershey’s chocolate for me, which is special because it’s so hard to find in the UK.’ 

James added: ‘One of the best things about going to Cambridge was, let’s face it, a lot of the students weren’t born when I won the Olympics. I really enjoyed meeting people who took me as I am.

‘To be honest, with Jordan the conversation was so easy and it was so nice to hang out with someone who had no preconceptions of who you were before.’

Step inside: James revealed he'd moved into the property in May and poked fun at some of the items that had survived the move, including a skintight white Elvis costume

Step inside: James revealed he’d moved into the property in May and poked fun at some of the items that had survived the move, including a skintight white Elvis costume 

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